October 4, 2019
The role of school counselors, like that of teachers, is not just about getting students to the next level— it's about empowering students to be all they can be! This symposium will focus on maximizing the school counselor's role in facilitating the collage, career, and military readiness and success of students. Grow your capacity with sessions focused on helping students to envision and create a strong road map for reaching and achieving their goals. Lunch will be provided.
Some schools have a positive school culture that people can see and feel as soon as they enter the building. Be that school! Discover a powerful Transforming School Culture framework that you can implement for your school or district. Our guest presenter, Dr. Anthony Muhammad, is a bestselling author, an award-winning educator, and a leading expert in transforming organizational climates. His Transforming School Culture framework explores the root causes of staff resistance to change.
Overcoming resistance to change is the most difficult challenge in leading school improvement. Discover how to support educators in making this seismic shift in their practice. All attendees will receive a free copy of Dr. Muhammad's book, Time for Change: Four Essential Skills for Transformational School and District Leaders. Lunch will be provided.
October 17, 2019
Inspiring Teachers. Empowering Learners.
Join other science educators for a one-day science conference to explore K-12 instructional strategies, assessment, and technology applications in science. Participate in research-based student learning strategies that integrate inquiry investigation with hands-on activities, collaborative and cooperative methods, and the 5E instructional model
Every educator needs a coach, but not everyone needs to be coached in the same way. Expand your instructional coaching repertoire and learn how to best help teachers build their instructional capacity.
Session topics address differentiating the roles of a coach, including...
November 7, 2019Career and Technical Education Conference
Help your middle and high school students create bold dreams and bright futures by helping them succeed in college and career. Join district and campus leaders and Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers for a premier professional learning experience in all areas of managing a CTE Program. Hear from a variety of CTE experts and business and industry leaders on employability skills, college onboarding, and 21st century career requirements. Lunch will be provided.
The Annual Reading and Writing Conference will offer sessions on various topics including the reading and writing connection, genre integration, critical thinking skills, technology incorporation, differentiation, reaching struggling learners, and many other areas. Presentations will be given by invited speakers, district staff, and Region 4 specialists.
The 20th annual Region 4 Dyslexia Conference features sessions with topics that include research, response to intervention, assessment, accommodations, legal issues, and much more. The goal of the conference is to bring current and practical information to a diverse audience of teachers, reading specialists, interventionists, speech–language pathologists, diagnosticians, administrators, and others.
December 10, 2019
Digital Learning Conference
Transform education in innovative ways at the annual Region 4 Digital Learning Conference! Connect the classroom and the global world. Empower students to discover their own personal path to learning. Transform education using innovative instructional practices. The Digital Learning Conference features sessions by invited speakers, district educators, and Region 4 specialists to help you Connect•Empower•Transform.
Educators will expand their knowledge with evidence-based information designed for working with English Learners (ELs). Presentations will be framed around culturally relevant topics that impact the affective, linguistic, and cognitive domains of ELs. Session topics will address dual language, transitioning from L1 to L2, sheltered instruction, assessment, and technology.
February 19, 2020
Hear from national presenter, Principal Baruti Kafele, an expert in the area of attitude transformation and a leading authority on providing effective classroom and school leadership strategies toward closing what he coins the "Attitude Gap.” He is the author of 10 books, including five national best sellers. His newest book, The Aspiring Principal 50: Critical Questions for New and Future School Leaders, was released in May 2019. Lunch will be provided.